Institute of Mental Research
Institute of Mental Research

Marie H Monfils

Ph.D., University of Lethbridge

Assistant Professor
Marie H Monfils



Fear conditioning, learning, memory, consolidation, extinction, reconsolidation, synaptic plasticity, and long-term potentiation


Marie Monfils received her Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, under the supervision of Bryan Kolb and Jeffrey Kleim, and her Master’s degree from the University of Calgary with Cam Teskey.  She conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University in Joseph LeDoux’s lab.   She is currently pursuing 3 research streams:  (1) examining the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in synaptic and structural plasticity associated with fear memory consolidation, (2) investigating different post-consolidation manipulations that can persistently attenuate fear memories, and (3) uncovering the adaptive purpose of fear memory reconsolidation.

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